Host GS: Reboot a Host

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Under certain conditions it is necessary to reboot a host; for example, after installing a software upgrade. This procedure uses a Host Task List message to shut down and restart a host. 

Security Analytics also offers other options for shutting down a host:

  • To shut down and restart a host through an attached service, go to the Hosts view from a service in the Services view (see Search for Hosts) and then follow the Shut Down and Restart a Host from the Hosts View procedure below.
  • To shut down the physical host without restarting, see Shut Down Host.

Shut Down and Restart a Host from the Hosts View

  1. In the Security Analytics menu, select Administration > Hosts.
  2. In the Hosts panel, select a host.
  3. Select RebootHostIcon.PNGfrom the toolbar.

Shut Down and Restart a Host from the Host Task List

  1. In the Security Analytics menu, select Administration >Services.
  2. In the Services panel, select a service and Actns.png > View> System.
    The System view for the service is displayed.
  3. In the Services System view toolbar, click Host Tasks.
  4. In the Host Task List, select Reboot Host in the Task field.
    No arguments are required.
    RebtHost.png
  5. Click Run.
    The host is rebooted and the result is displayed in the Output area.
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